Shaharyar promises team will be held accountable for Asia Cup debacle

PCB chairman says there will be changes in every department, but it will take time

Sports Desk March 03, 2016

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan said that team administration will be held accountable for the debacle in the Asia Cup 2016.

Pakistan crashed out of the tournament after suffering second defeat against Bangladesh by five wickets on Wednesday.

PCB chairman said that changes will come, but it will take sometime. “Team administration will be held accountable,”said Shaharyar Khan while talking to the media at Gaddaffi Stadium in Lahore. “There will be changes in every department, but it will take time.”

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The 81-year-old went on to say that before the World T20, there will be changes in the squad. “I assure you that before the World T20, there will be changes,” said Shaharyar.

The experienced administrator also said that there will be no scapegoats during the accountability, but believes it is necessary as the common public feels let down. “Common public feels lets down, and we also feel the same,” said Shaharyar. “ But there won't be a witch-hunt and there won’t be any scapegoat.”

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Shahid Afridi’s men will now travel to India for the World T20, where they will start their campaign on March 16 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata against Qualifier 1.


Asad Hasan | 7 years ago | Reply Mr. Sheheryar should carefully consider the following facts: On 20 August 2006, during the fourth day of the fourth Test between England and Pakistan at The Oval, Darrell Hair and fellow umpire Billy Doctrove ruled that the Pakistani team had been involved in ball tampering. Nov 8, 2010. LONDON // Zulqarnain Haider, the Pakistan wicketkeeper, has arrived in England after mysteriously disappearing hours before the fifth and final one-day international against South Africa in Dubai. London, 2010: The Pakistan cricket spot-fixing scandal of 2010 centres on certain members of Pakistan's national cricket team being convicted of taking bribes from a bookmaker, Mazhar Majeed, to under-perform deliberately at certain times in a Test match at Lord's Cricket Ground, Who was the main official in Pakistan team at all three events: Intikhab Alam........yet he claims he didn't know anything of what was going on and is still with the BCP enjoying a fat salary. The board officials/management should seriously consider purging the board of all such officials and re-organizing the unit if they are serious in making it more efficient and useful.
Maroof | 7 years ago | Reply Many people are blaming Shahid Afridi for the disaster. I ask them: Was in the field when the top class batsmen were getting out without scoring? Did he select the out of form players? Did he advise the selecters to drop Shahzad and Asad?
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